69 episodes

The world of work in the US is changing, especially as Gen X, Millenialls and those to come after us seek positions of leadership that still allow them to be themselves. Join us as we explore modern business, changing professional standards, and finding a job that you love. And of course, we are going to talk about tattoos!

Tattooed Freaks in Business Suits Donna Shannon

    • Business

The world of work in the US is changing, especially as Gen X, Millenialls and those to come after us seek positions of leadership that still allow them to be themselves. Join us as we explore modern business, changing professional standards, and finding a job that you love. And of course, we are going to talk about tattoos!

    Shutting Down the Nay-Sayers

    Shutting Down the Nay-Sayers

    Have you got professional dreams that people call stupid, ridiculous, or delusional? Don't listen to them! During this invigorating podcast with Donna Shannon, Dia Kline, and Ron Ben-Joseph, learn how to stand up to those doubters – even when they are in your own head.

    About us:

    Donna Shannon is a professional career coach with 20 years of experience in helping people land jobs they love in half the time, including pivots into new fields. Over the course of their career, they were a radio morning show producer, HR recruiter, and, most recently, a stand-up comedian.

    Dia Kline is an Award-Winning Actor and Public Speaker with a passion for Entertainment, Education, and helping professionals achieve career success. As a professional Resume Writer, Career Coach, and Networking Expert, Dia provides top-notch writing services and delivers comprehensive job search solutions, all with a personal touch. She loves talking and collaborating with people from all walks of life to craft and organize their achievements into functional documents and effective talking about that help them land their dream jobs. Dia writes resumes for individuals across all industries and career levels, specializing in Entertainment and the niche world of Private Service and Luxury Lifestyle Management.

    Ron Ben-Joseph is a highly accomplished public speaking, messaging, and performance coach dedicated to helping individuals harness their unique strengths and amplify their presence on the grand stage. With an impressive track record spanning over 20 years, Ron has worked with a diverse range of clients, including professional actors, singers, entrepreneurs, executives, C-suite leaders, real estate professionals, financial advisors, and an array of consultants and strategists.



    • 54 min
    Accountability Is Not a Four-Letter Word

    Accountability Is Not a Four-Letter Word

    Accountability: You know you need it, but it sure doesn’t sound very fun! Yet, even within this very grown-up word, we can explore ways to meet our challenges in a way that engages our brains in unique ways. On today’s podcast, mindset coach Deb Starkey joins Donna Shannon to discuss how to meet your goals, move forward in your life, and even add gamification to make this unpalatable concept easier to digest.

    Don’t forget to VOTE for Donna’s next tattoo right here: https://forms.gle/L8g7cBneX2bYxSkM9

    Find out more about Deb Starkey:


    • 38 min
    Crush Your Next Interview

    Crush Your Next Interview

    Do you struggle with interviews? Most often, it is not the answers to common questions that impair job seekers, but their performance. Today Donna Shannon and fellow career coach Dia Kline discuss how to improve your interviews, from getting rid of vocal hesitations like “um” to proper etiquette for those in-person meetings.

    We are still collecting votes for Donna’s next tattoo! VOTE HERE before March 31, 2029: https://forms.gle/WHUUEoMz6beZdVLVA

    Want to see some amazing tattoos that look just like embroidered patches on your skin? Check out tattoo artist, Duda Lozano:


    • 48 min
    Setting Goals and New Tattoos

    Setting Goals and New Tattoos

    The dawning of a New Year often brings about new goals – what about you? Specifically, what do you want to accomplish for your career? Comedian, actor, career coach and resume writer Dia Kline joins the podcast to discuss setting goals and – even better – how to develop strategies to make them happen.

    PLUS, Donna’s going to get a new tattoo, and YOU can vote to help them determine what to get!

    Reply to the survey before February 29th, 2024:



    Follow Dia here:

    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@diakline 

    Website:  https://diakline.com/ 

     Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/diaklineofficial/ 

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DiaKlineOfficial 

    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/diakline/ 


    • 49 min
    Shocking Truths from the Hiring Game

    Shocking Truths from the Hiring Game

    Do you think you faced some crazy situations during the job interview process? Well, that’s nothing compared to Nora Burns, who has clocked over 250 interviews as The Undercover Candidate. Just as the name implies, Nora interviews with hundreds of companies, not just auditing how they treat candidates but also discovering some practices that are dangerous and even opening the company up to financial losses. Tune in as we explore some of the most tragic and humorous tales from the interview room.

    Connect with Nora Burns:

    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/noraburns/

    Website:  www.theleadershipexperts.com

     Instagram: @TheNoraBurns

    Her dog's Instagram: @COWhiskeyGirl

    • 48 min
    Career Strategies for Gen X, Millennials, and Gen Z

    Career Strategies for Gen X, Millennials, and Gen Z

    No matter where you are in your career, you can always be planning for your next move. Whether you are a new grad or a seasoned Gen X, Career Coaches Donna Shannon (Personal Touch Career Services) and Cathy Lanzalaco (Inspire Careers) discuss how to develop for that next leap. Believe it or not, “excellent communication skills” actually DO matter!


    Cathy is CEO of Inspire Careers, a full-service career marketing firm based in Buffalo, NY, and serving job seekers across the country. Cathy is the creator of the Inspire Careers Student Professional Launch Program™, the only new college graduate success program, helping college seniors and recent college graduates develop the tools to land their dream jobs. A three-time career changer with 18 years of experience in human resources, she provides insights and strategies that help her clients land jobs and create careers they love. A member of the board of directors for both the National Résumé Writers’ Association and the Buffalo Niagara Human Resources Association, Cathy is a frequently requested podcast guest and speaks nationally on career-related strategies to diverse audiences.

    Contact information for Cathy Lanzalaco:

    Website:  https://www.inspirecareers.com/

    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/cathylanzalaco/

    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@inspirecareers8761

    Instagram: instagram.com/inspirecareers/ (

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/inspirecareers

    • 45 min

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